You know when you're at a restaurant, and the server asks if you'd like to see the dessert menu? The answer is always yes, by the way, even if you don't end up ordering anything. But guess what would be my very last choice, every time, no matter what my dessert menu options were? Cookies!...Read More
I think I've made it clear before that I like my sweets and desserts one way: the classic and original way. There are exceptions, of course, but I'm an old school gal when it comes to baking. Real sugar, full fat, and not much extra added in. This banana bread fits the bill. It's the recipe my grandma has been making for years, and it's remained one of my favorites...Read More
Almost one year ago to the day, I featured a recipe for the best ever pumpkin cookies. And guess what - they'e my first ever repeat recipe post because - guess what - they're that good...Read More
Rhubarb is one of my favorite things on earth. And like Thanksgiving dinner, and corn on the cob, and egg nog, rhubarb is one of those elusive things you only have a certain time of year, thus adding to its appeal. There's nothing else quite like it in its tang, sweetness, and earthiness. My grandma's rhubarb pie is next level, and it's one of my life goals to perfect it in all its glory. This rustic crostata that I made with her pie crust is a good start...Read More
Although deemed "naked" by today's cake-naming guidelines, this cake still has plenty of cream cheese frosting among its layers, enough to make up for all that's been lost. It therefore feels wrong and deceiving to call it naked, hence its new, more fitting name.Read More
I couldn’t possibly talk about raspberry linzer torte without using the circumstances to exploit my mom in regards to what was one of the funniest experiences of our lives to date.
Linzer torte has been a specialty of my mom’s for a long, long time. It’s always been her go-to dish for any sort of festivity. I’ve seen her make it countless times, have eaten the leftover raw batter until I felt sick, and have heard people rave about it.
But all that aside, the best thing that linzer torte has given me is this one story.Read More
I love anything and everything that has to do with custard. And because I'm not a big chocolate fan, my weakness lies with custard desserts, and if they're combined with lemon—goodnight. This dessert is another inspired by my grandma, but with a twist. The lemon sauce is one she's been serving with her bread pudding forever, and it's divine. The sweet citrus is what takes the bread pudding to a whole other level. So, using her old fashioned lemon sauce, I'm upgrading Ina Garten's delicious croissant bread pudding. This is such a comforting dessert—perfect for fall and winter—and it's very, very easy to make.Read More